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Turenne (Torena in Occitan), district of Corrèze.

The village, classified among the most beautiful in France, is dominated by the remains of a castle of the eleventh century.

From the original castle remain the tower (on the right of the photo, can not be visited), the guard room (not visible) and the Caesar Tower (on the left). A beautiful French style garden was built between these different elements. The tower Caesar offers a magnificent 360-degree panorama on the Corrèze countryside.

The castle was the seat of the Viscount of Turenne, one of the most important fiefs of France in the Middle Ages. Three families of viscounts have succeeded before going on under the umbrella of King Louis XV: the Comborn, the Roger de Beaufort (who gave two Popes of Avignon), and the de La Tour d'Auvergne (including Marshal Turenne, which Napoleon himself wrote the memoirs).

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